new york – A jury on Wednesday began deliberating whether Saifulo Saipov should be sentenced to death.
he was convicted in January for 8 killed on West Side bike path in 2017.
the jury heard closing argument in the penalty phase on Tuesday.
Prosecutors said Saipov was a “proud terrorist” who deserved the highest punishment.
On the other hand, the defense said, “Death meets death is not the answer.”
The jury began deliberations on Wednesday before 3:30 pm and finished at 5:45 pm. Deliberations will resume at 10:00 am on Thursday.
The jury must unanimously vote in favor of the death penalty or Saipov will be sentenced to life in prison.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/sayfullo-saipov-jurors-expected-to-begin-death-penalty-deliberations/ Sayfullo Saipov jurors resume death penalty deliberations in 2017 West Side bike path attack